Welsh Mtn Co., a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based startup company that works to create handcrafted leather products built to last a lifetime, this week announced in an effort to expand their leather market into more than just the equestrian industry, they are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com.
Set next to the Welsh Mountain range in Eastern Pennsylvania, Welsh Mtn Co., borne out of the infamous Amish Smucker family, will be drawing on the family’s three generations of leather making experience.
“As a third Smucker generation, I had a desire to bring our labor of love beyond the horse riding market and into more functional industries where everyday people can appreciate what we have to offer,” said Daniel Smucker, one of the three Co-Founders of Welsh Mtn Co. “After teaming up with Jon and James, this past January, our quest to start Welsh Mtn Co. was officially underway.”
After bringing together a team earlier this year, the three spent the rest of the year developing and testing products, including a rolltop backpack, messenger bag, tote, field notes journal, wallet, key fob, pipe roll, and other items. Photography and video for the new products were shot in Oregon, California, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania in preparation for the launch of the Kickstarter campaign this September 1.
In order to source high quality leather from American tanneries in volumes that contribute to the development of top-notch leather products, Welsh Mtn Co. has launched a crowdfunding campaign to garner widespread support and the necessary financial backing.
“We build with leather that is often totally custom, and in order to keep getting this leather made for us, we will need to order a high volume,” said Smucker. “We want to keep it local and hire craftsmen in our Lancaster workshop as our company expands. Spread the word on the official launch of our Kickstarter campaign, and head on over today to get a better look at the types of leather products we’re hoping to produce.”
All of the Welsh Mtn Co. timeless leather products come with a lifetime warranty and three lifetimes of experience behind their development.
An Amish family until the most recent generation, the Smucker family was responsible for making the Christmas Bellstraps used by the Budweiser Clydesdales horses.
For more information, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/512169574/1731687903?ref=2yshzl&token=d556532d.
Company Name: Welsh Mtn Co
Contact Person: Jonathan Clair Miller
Phone: (717) 853-0006
Country: United States